Episodes
Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her newest book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, out June 15, 2021, how cults use language to entice and keep followers and why cults fascinate us. Check out her podcast Sounds Like a Cult. We're  an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really  use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon.  The $5/mo level gives you access to  our monthly bonus episode, as well  as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout...
Published 06/14/21
Carrie and Megan talk with Erik Singer, dialect coach to the stars, about what dialect coaches do, how to become one, and his strategies for teaching different accents to actors. Check out some of his Wired videos (featuring Megan!) here, here, and here. Megan in the NYT. We're  an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. The $5/mo level gives you access to  our monthly bonus episode, as well as a...
Published 05/31/21
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Elena Costello Tzintzun, a newly-minted PhD, about the importance of using heritage language learners as healthcare interpreters and healthcare accessibility. Philly episode: https://radiopublic.com/the-vocal-fries-GOoXdO/s1!4c574 We're  an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your  support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon.  The $5/mo level gives you access to  our monthly bonus episode, as well  as a Vocal Fries...
Published 05/17/21
Carrie and Megan talk with Jaya Saxena, Staff Writer at Eater about her piece The Limits of the Lunchbox Moment and the way we talk about food and why it matters. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. The $5/mo level gives you access to  our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout  out  on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying...
Published 04/28/21
Megan and Carrie talk with Jamaal Muwwakkil, PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Santa Barbara about African American English and racial justice in university and community college. #lingcomm21: https://lingcomm.org/conference/schedule/ #lingfest: https://lingcomm.org/lingfest/ We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use  your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to...
Published 04/12/21
April Fools!  But it's the good kind of prank.  Today we're participating in Operation Switcheroo, where podcasts hosts share their feed with a similar show to help grow our audiences by introducing people to shows they might not have heard of. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 04/01/21
Megan and Carrie talk with Drs. Gaillynn Clements, Visiting Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Duke University, and Marnie Jo Petray, Associate Professor in TESOL at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, about their new edited volume, Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 03/29/21
Carrie and Megan talk with Ártemis López about queer and trans translation and interpretation, indirect and direct non-binary language and Spanish non-binary morphemes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 02/28/21
Megan and Carrie talk with Kory Stamper, lexicographer extraordinaire, about lexicography, her experience on the History of Swear Words, and her favourite swear word. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 01/31/21
Carrie and Megan discuss the nominations and winners of the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 12/28/20
Carrie and Megan discuss Yamiche Alcindor's "ungrammatical sentences" and Latinx/Latine supposedly ruining Dem's electoral chances. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 11/30/20
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton about her new edited book, Language in the Trump Era. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 10/27/20
Megan and Carrie talk with JPB Gerald, host of Unstandardized English, a podcast about language teaching, race, and whiteness, EdD student and adult educator about whiteness in language education.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 09/28/20
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Katherine D. Kinzler, Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, about her new book How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—And What It Says About You. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 09/03/20
Megan and Carrie talk with Anne Charity Hudley, Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about how to dismantle white supremacy in linguistics. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 08/17/20
It's the Fries 3 year anniversary! Carrie and Megan respond to listener voicemails about linguistic discrimination.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 08/03/20
Megan and Carrie discuss the letter to the LSA and then talk with Dr. Marie-Eve Monette, founder of Creating Puentes, about the importance of translation and interpretation services and her life as a French speaker living in the...
Published 07/18/20
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Marianne Mason, newly minted Associate Professor of Spanish at James Madison University, about police interviews, the Reid technique, and linguistics and the law. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 06/15/20
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Michel DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics at MIT, about Creole languages, Haitian Creole/Kreyòl, and the MIT-Haiti Project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 05/26/20
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Linet Mera, co-founder of the Unconscious Bias Project, and Lucretia Iruela, consultant to the UBP, about unconscious bias and the Project. You can help the UBP here (fundraiser on May 14) New COVID online resources  On May 23rd, you can join their Shelter in Space Dance Party & Benefit - a Community party for #TogetherAgainstBias series --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast:...
Published 05/12/20
Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 04/28/20
Published 04/28/20
Carrie and Megan talk with Kendra Calhoun, graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about anti-hegemonic racial humor on Vine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 04/13/20
Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 03/31/20
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Published 03/16/20